An All-Female Ghostbusters Cast: Twitter Explodes
Today the trailer dropped for the all new Ghostbusters film and (in case you haven’t heard,) it has four women in the lead roles. We can only think of two female characters with names in the entire original Ghostbusters — Janine, the secretary and Dana, the helpless lady who gets turned into a demonic sexpot and eventually a hellish dog-beast; not exactly empowering characters.
The new cast was very exciting news to a lot of people.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 29, 2015
Some humans were against it, but they were shouted down by saner voices.
The announcement of an all female Ghostbusters reboot is the final nail in the coffin. My childhood can now be laid to rest.
— Rob (@Jeebus_Cristo) January 28, 2015
— Drew McKissick (@DrewMcKissick) January 29, 2015
All female Ghostbusters cast finally revealed and it sucks!!! http://t.co/EDzU3QhY0X
— Kev Brock (@KBrocking) January 27, 2015
"@_gcheck: All female Ghostbusters and one of them is that fat SUPER corny bitch? No thanks"you serious?
— Randall Axlerod (@DrTruth247) January 28, 2015
An all female Ghostbusters? I bet that bitch Ana Sarkeesian is joyed.
— Jay B (@MarkOut4Tacos) January 27, 2015
— UsVsTh3m (@UsVsTh3m) January 29, 2015
Every man who complains about the new Ghostbusters should donate money to a kid whose childhood is actually being ruined by something real.
— Rita Meade (@ScrewyDecimal) January 29, 2015
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 28, 2015
"Female Ghostbusters are of great concern to me" = "I am a lousy lay"
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) January 28, 2015
Other humans were all for it!
Having trouble grokking the argument against the Ghostbusters reboot. Sounds like a fresh spin. McCarthy and Wiig are hilarious. Sign me up.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) January 29, 2015
There is going to be an all-female GHOSTBUSTERS. It's like my childhood dreams have been heard.
— Liz Vallish (@elizziebeth) January 27, 2015
At least one was all for it only after people noticed that he didn’t seem excited enough at first.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 29, 2015
Others were just clever and funny about it.
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) January 28, 2015
Just imagined female Ghostbusters facing off against the Hocus Pocus witches and now I'm a 52-year-old receptionist at an LGBT center.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 29, 2015
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 27, 2015
Instead of re-booting with female casts, make all movies about Ghostbusters.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 29, 2015
Ghostbusters is a romantic comedy
— RogueMEANHOODStaff (@meanhood) January 29, 2015
Maybe we should be more upset that Ghostbusters is about people who take lost souls and basically put them in a soul-landfill.
— Zach Weinersmith (@ZachWeiner) January 29, 2015
As for us, we agree with the always-fantastic Lindy West:
This story was originally published on January 29, 2015. It has been updated to reflect current events.